SalivaMAX™ is an artificial saliva that is used to relieve acute and chronic symptoms of xerostomia. Supersaturated calcium phosphate rinses have been clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of xerostomia (dry mouth) due to medications, dysfunction of the salivary glands, Sjögren’s syndrome, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment.
SalivaMAX™ is indicated:
- for dryness of the mouth or throat (hyposalivation, xerostomia, mucositis), regardless of the cause and regardless of whether the condition is temporary or permanent. Relief of dryness of the oral mucosa in these conditions is associated with an amelioration of pain.
- as an adjunct to standard oral care in treating the mucositis that may be caused by radiation or high dose chemotherapy.
- for the relief of dryness of the oral mucosa when hyposalivation results from the following: pre/post-surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, infection or dysfunction of the salivary glands, inflammation of the mouth or throat, fever, emotional factors such as fear or anxiety, obstruction of the salivary ducts, Bell’s Palsy, and Sjogren’s syndrome. SalivaMAX™ is also indicated for dryness of the oral mucosa due to drugs such as antihistamines, atropine, or other anticholinergeic agents that suppress salivary secretion.
SalivaMAX™ may be used as part of an oral hygiene program for patients with dry mouth providing intensive hygiene of the oral cavity, and may be used to help relieve bad taste, relieve offensive nasal discharge, and crusting.
SalivaMAX™ is available by prescription only and is provided in single use packets that are mixed with 1 oz. of water to create a supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse. Patients swish with SalivaMAX™ and it may be administered several times per day, depending on the dry mouth severity.